Become A Digital Defender With an Information Security Degree

computer-science-degree-studentsTechnology is constantly changing the way businesses, government, and academic institutions function. Today, many organizations are taking strides towards fully digital systems for storing and managing critical information. Though these advances provide numerous benefits for users, they must also be protected from digital predators like computer hackers. As such, businesses and government organizations require skilled information technology professionals to develop safeguards to protect their private information.

Students interested in this type of career should consider pursuing an information security degree from Rasmussen College. This specialized IT program will provide students with the knowledge and technical skills necessary to protect organizational data, investigate digital security breaches, and develop strategies to prevent information from being compromised.

Here are some of the expectations and career benefits of earning a degree in information security:

Digital Prowess

IT security professionals must have a comprehensive understanding of how organizations' internal systems operate in order to create defensive strategies for protecting data. This knowledge goes beyond the surface of such databases and into the details of their constructions and arrangements. Information security specialists must also educate users about computer security, install security software, monitor networks for breaches, and respond to cyber attacks. Sometimes, these individuals must also gather evidence to be used in prosecuting computer hackers. An information security degree will provide these vital skills along with industry certifications from CompTIA, Microsoft, and Cisco for additional IT background.

Increasing Opportunities

As digital technologies have worked their way into just about every aspect of daily life, computer security specialists have become even more essential to businesses and government institutions. Modern cyber attacks are more sophisticated than ever before, requiring highly-trained and intuitive IT administrators able to counter these intrusions - making them some of the most in-demand professionals currently in the market. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this sector is poised to grow faster than many other fields at a rate of 30 percent from 2008 to 2018. Positions are also available in a wide range of fields, including business, homeland security, law enforcement, industrial sectors, and higher education.

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